1/13 Photos of Mom's Sit Sandwich (Aka Squishy Sorta Muffuletta)
From my Family Recipe Box, Mom loves this sandwich! "This sandwich is a 'smashing success'... in more ways than one. It's a great traveler." You must admit, it is pretty amusing. :) From the Family Recipe Box, dated 3/1/85. The sandwich keeps well, chilled, and is good for taking along on picnics and camping trips.
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- 1 large round loaf French bread (or oval "peasant" loaf, or sourdough)
- 1 (6 1/2 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained, liquid reserved (you can use the hearts whole or roughly chopped)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
- 3 ounces thinly sliced salami
- 1/2 lb thinly sliced unsmoked turkey breast
- 1/4 lb cheese slice, any kind (provolone and fresh mozzarella are my faves)
- 1 (2 1/2 ounce) can sliced ripe black olives, drained
- 1 purple onion, thinly sliced (amount to taste)
- 1Cut loaf of bread in half horizontally and hollow out the soft bread from both halves, leaving a shell about 3/4-inch thick.
- 2Reserve soft bread for another use.
- 3In small bowl, combine artichoke liquid with mayonnaise and spread onto bread shells.
- 4In bottom half, layer ingredients at least three times until mounded high, beginning and ending with tomatoes.
- 5Place top half of bread over mound of ingredients.
- 6Wrap entire loaf tightly with plastic wrap.
- 7This must be assembled at least 2 hours before serving, but can be assembled up to 8 hours before serving.
- 9Before serving, place sandwich (wrapped in plastic) on a hard surface and SIT ON IT! This smashes the ingredients together and makes it easier to serve. Do not omit this step, strange as it seems, as this step is what makes the sandwich delicious.
- 10Slice the loaf into wedges or slices to serve.
- 11Note: I usually roughly chop the artichoke hearts, myself. Also, regarding the artichoke juice mixture: you can add only half of it to the mayo, if you like - how much of the spread you're going to need depends on the size of loaf you've gotten.
- 12Note #2: other good additions I've made to the sandwich include strips of roasted red and yellow pepper, whole fresh basil leaves (placed on top of the tomatoes) or pesto into the mayo, pepperoncini and/or sliced sweet red cherry peppers, pancetta, and more salami or other hard sausage than the recipe calls for.
- 13Note #3: any leftover mayo mixture, by the way, makes a great salad dressing! I once accidentally used the juice from a jar larger than the recipe called for and the mixture was far more than I needed -- so to thicken it up a bit I added a bit of lowfat sour cream, and made the leftover mixture (much to my husband's delight) available as salad dressing. Yum!
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Nutritional Facts for Mom's Sit Sandwich (Aka Squishy Sorta Muffuletta)
Serving Size: 1 (258 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 335.3
- Calories from Fat 169
- Total Fat 18.8 g
- Saturated Fat 6.2 g
- Cholesterol 51.8 mg
- Sodium 699.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
- Sugars 5.3 g
- Protein 17.8 g